Friday, 28 October 2011

Out of Time: Batteries recharged

Out of Time: Batteries recharged: Fully recharged and ready to go after a lovely family holiday in Turkey. Starting this Friday with a reading session at Walney Library and a...

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Batteries recharged

Fully recharged and ready to go after a lovely family holiday in Turkey. Starting this Friday with a reading session at Walney Library and a competition, starting at 2-30pm. That over, Ill be appearing at Lancaster Waterstones at 11am to sign copies of Out of Time-this is new territory for me so quite exciting. However, I'm even more excited by the spooky Halloween evening on Sunday at Furness Abbey, when I will be reading chapters in situ-and in the dark! Should be really good and hope it all goes well.
Had an interview  by the North West Evening Mail-prompted by the lovely staff from Barrow Waterstones as I am on their bestseller list! The article will appear tomorrow-so should be interesting.
Just finishing the pictures for Guy the Grumpy Gargoyle and also need to get back to writing "Raven's Hoard". Out of Time in 2nd print now and lots of bookings being arranged too. Check out the facebook page and website for new pictures and information

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dalton St Marys School and other events

Cracking week mostly-apart from Mum being in hospital. Civic Society and Furness Family History both welcomed me splendidly and I had a great time at both-thanks guys for the invitation!
Although I felt nervous about my first full day author visit to Dalton St Marys School it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The staff and children were welcoming and friendly and put me at my ease. I started in Foundation stage-for whom I had written a new story-called "Guy the Grumpy Gargoyle" -they loved it and we did all the actions and sounds-especially liking the bit where he sneezes! Then went through Key Stage 1 and told the story again-well received again and prompted good questions and contributions. After play I met Year 3-who were a delight, I was asked in this class what it was like to be famous-I said Id get back to them!lol. Years 4,5,6 in the pm-and I had great fun judging the character competition Id set for them and had a winner from Year 6 and runner up from Year 4 Well done!
Then today-good news-and great thanks to Waterstones staff at Barrow my book is number 5 in the Best Seller chart for the shop! Thanks to all those Barrovians who have purchased it too!
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